Job Description

Renishaw is a FTSE250 global technology company headquartered in Gloucestershire with over 5,000 employees worldwide operating in 36 countries. We create high precision technology for metrology and healthcare and are a world leader in additive manufacturing (also known as metal 3D printing). Our products are used by manufacturers in multiple industries, including aerospace, automotive, engineering, semiconductors, consumer products and biotechnology. We are a vertically integrated business undertaking design through to distribution with key manufacturing facilities based in the UK, Ireland and India.

Our Vision and Values

To innovate and transform the capabilities of our customers and end users through unparalleled levels of precision, productivity and practicality. We will achieve this through Innovation and challenging convention, Inspiring each other, our customers and partners, Involving everyone in the success of our business and the communities we operate in, and acting with Integrity at all times in everything we do.

About the job

Data Protection Manager / Associate Legal Counsel – Data Protection

Salary: £70,000 – £85,000 depending on experience

Location: Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, 2 days on site

Reporting to our Company Secretary, based in our head office, we are seeking a full time Data Protection Manager or Associate Legal Counsel – Data Protection to:

  • Act as the Group subject-matter expert on privacy and provide strategic direction for privacy related projects.

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of global privacy laws and regulations (with a particular focus on the UK, EU, USA, and China) and related fields such as AI and cyber security.

  • Analyse proposed legislation, guidance, and best practice to develop and mature all aspects of the Group privacy compliance programme.

  • Provide advice to stakeholders of all levels across the Group on a wide range of complex issues (including direct marketing, telemetry, cookies, and processing special categories of data).

  • Review security alerts in conjunction with the IT & Security team.

  • Manage responses to data incidents, maintain the data incident register, and manage notifications to supervisory authorities as applicable.

  • Draft and negotiate data processing agreements and data sharing agreements.

  • Manage and deliver responses to requests to exercise data subject rights.

  • Conduct data protection impact assessments.

  • Maintain privacy policies, guidelines, procedures, and notices.

  • Conduct privacy and security due diligence on prospective and existing vendors.

  • Provide guidance on personal data exports and conduct transfer impact assessments.

  • Maintain accurate and appropriate data processing records.

  • Partner with stakeholders to ensure that privacy issues are considered by design, including support for the engineering teams to maintain a secure software development lifecycle and assessing product compliance prior to release.

  • Prepare and deliver awareness communications and training packages across the Group (including generic e-learning and bespoke face-to-face sessions).

  • Conduct global privacy compliance audits, make recommendations for process improvements, establish robust remedial plans, and monitor completion of actions.

  • Work closely with the Commercial Legal team to draft or advise on privacy-related contract provisions.

  • Liaise with the external Data Protection Officer and seek advice from external legal advisors as applicable.

  • Prepare reports for the Board, committees, and senior management.

  • Manage the internal and external facing privacy mailboxes.

Key requirements

  • 5+ years of relevant privacy experience

  • Passion for privacy, security, and technology

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Highly motivated self-starter with a “can do” attitude

  • Ability to prioritise and work to tight deadlines

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to operate at all levels

  • Ability to convert research into practical, risk-based advice in a commercial environment

  • Highly competent IT skills

Desirable requirements

  • Relevant privacy qualification (e.g. CIPP/E)


When you join Renishaw, we're committing to your future career. That's because we believe in developing our people's skills and promoting them internally. We also offer a benefits package that's highly desirable; including a 9% non-contributory pension, discretionary annual bonus, *subsidised onsite restaurants and *coffee shops, free parking, *car sharing scheme and *24 hour fitness centres. (*not available at our Castle Donington, Exeter, York & Edinburgh sites).

We also want to promote a healthy work-life balance as much as possible, so we have introduced a Homeworking policy which allows for a combination of home and office based working depending on the nature of your role. We also offer a variable working programme, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, Life Assurance policy of 12 times annual salary, Cycle to Work scheme, enhanced maternity pay subject to qualifying criteria, the option to join BUPA Renishaw health trust and an Employee Assistance Programme for employees and family.

Please click here for further information about our benefits.

At Renishaw we believe that our success is powered by welcoming a workforce of diverse and talented people. Through encouraging an inclusive culture, where all our employees are free to be themselves, we can achieve our core values: Innovation, Inspiration, Integrity, and Involvement.
If you are excited about the role but feel as though you don’t meet all the requirements, we would encourage you still to apply. You might just be the right person for this role or another opportunity at Renishaw.
We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments to make interviews and jobs more accessible. Should you have any difficulty during the recruitment process, or require any reasonable adjustments please contact the recruitment team on 01453 524600 or recruitment@renishaw.com.

Please click here for further information about diversity and inclusion at Renishaw.

Employment Type:


Time Type:

Full time

Requisition Number:

R6423 Data Protection Manager (Open)


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